Watch Over An Hour Of Gameplay

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Nintendo came to E3 with announced plans to put the focus squarely on its new Zelda game, and today’s lengthy showcase didn’t disappoint. After well over an hour of footage shown, we now know a lot more about the game than we did just 24 hours ago.

Nintendo has made that gameplay available for everyone to watch. Check out the videos below to sate your hunger for Link’s adventures. 

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Eight Ways Battlefield 1 Alters The Franchise Formula

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Eight Ways Battlefield 1 Alters The Franchise Formula

While every other shooter seems content to join the sci-fi arms race, DICE's popular military series took the opposite approach, showcasing global conflict rarely seen in modern media. Battlefield 1 transports players back to the Great War.  

Hands-on time confirmed that regardless of the era, Battlefield 1 plays much like its predecessors. Squad-based air, land, and sea battles operate as the centerpiece experience, but within those parameters DICE refining, innovating, and experimenting with new concepts. Here are a few we discussed with senior producer Aleksander Grondal.

Mixing Up The SquadsSquad play is a critical component to the Battlefield experience, so DICE is always analyzing how the different classes work in concert with each other. For Battlefield 1 the team is making some significant changes. Gone is the popular engineer class, which primarily focused on vehicle attacks and repairs. The anti-vehicle weapons are now a part of the assault class' repertoire, and medics now wield the repair tools.

Final Fantasy XV Screens Put The Spotlight On Summons

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Final Fantasy XV Screens Put The Spotlight On Summons

Microsoft made Final Fantasy XV part of its stage presentation at E3 this year, though the game didn't exactly put its best foot forward. These things can happen during live presentations, so if you want to see the game looking its guaranteed best, check out the latest batch of screens from Square Enix.

In the gallery below, you'll see crystal-clear shots of the game, many of which are drawn from the footage shown yesterday. They showcase the summons we already knew about, like Leviathan and Titan, but there are still more iconic beasts to be revealed as Final Fantasy XV's September 30 release date draws closer.

For more in-depth coverage of Final Fantasy XV, check out our full month of exclusive features.

Screenshots From Bethesda Highlight NPCs And Combat

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Our June cover offered a deep dive on Dishonored 2, but now E3 fans are getting their own chance to check the game out, including a new trailer and an extensive look at gameplay. In addition, Dishonored fans can now explore several new screenshots from Bethesda showing off NPCs, environments, and some supernatural stealth take-downs.

You can check out the trailer and screenshots below, and go here for an entire recap of the Bethesda E3 conference that features some more Dishonored 2 gameplay at approximately 1:48:00. We got to see protagonist Emily's "shadow walk" in action, as well as her maneuvering around environments while stealthily taking out guards.  

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A Speedy Step In The Right Direction

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A Speedy Step In The Right Direction

Sonic fans approach each title with a level of skepticism these days due to an inconsistent history, but with the Sonic Boom games that began releasing in 2014, many have avoided them altogether. The drastic character redesigns and the shift to focus on elements other than speed turned many off to the attempted change. With Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for 3DS, Sega and Sanzaru hope to change that common perception of its latest series of games.

When Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice was announced in 2015, it was scheduled to release by end of year, but to line up with Sega's new prioritization of quality over deadlines, the team delayed it by a full year. I had the chance to go hands-on with the latest build and while I don't think that those who completely disliked Shattered Crystal will do a 180° on the Sonic Boom sub-series, the gameplay trends much closer to the classic gameplay that popularized the series.

Can The New Entry Bring Horror Back?

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The continuation of the Resident Evil series was inevitable, but many fans were surprised to see how the iconic horror franchise is returning for its 7th installment. Leaving action behind, the new entry seems to be Resident Evil back to its horror roots, as you can see from the latest images.

Looking at the gallery below, you can get a sense of how the series is steering back toward the atmospheric scares of its early days.  

To get an even more complete sense of Resident Evil 7, watch us play through the whole demo that released yesterday.

Nine Minutes Of The VR Game In Action

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Nine Minutes Of The VR Game In Action

Are you a huge fan of Double Fine's Psychonauts, but can't wait until the release of Psychonauts 2? Then you'll probably want to see this. The studio is using E3 as an opportunity to show off its experimental VR project.

The video below shows off the opening of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, and provides a look at ways players can use Raz's psychic abilities to interact with the environment. Of course, it also has the charm and humor that distinguished the original Psychonauts (and will presumably carry over to the sequel).

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Hands-On With The Impressive Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

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Hands-On With The Impressive Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Pro Evolution Soccer turned the corner last year and notched a must-play experience with PES 2016. This year the dev team at PES Productions is addressing some well-known issues as well as making its gameplay even tighter and fun to play.

I got some hands-on time with an early build of the game, and came away very impressed in how the team not only shored up some fan complaints, but keeps moving the franchise forward.

Here's a quick breakdown of just some of what's going on in the game.

Hands-On With The Elder Scrolls: Legends

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Hands-On With The Elder Scrolls: Legends

At E3 2016, I took a dive into Bethesda's upcoming Elder Scrolls title (No, not Skyrim Special Edition), The Elder Scrolls: Legends. The title is simple to pick up and play, with an easy-to-understand resource system and a clear route to victory by depleting the opponent's life points. Games take around 10 minutes and flow easily from start to finish.

What makes it different from other digital card games is the addition of "lanes." The core game starts with two very different lanes in play,  and the characters and creatures you play over the course of a game can only interact with other cards in that particular lane.

One lane has no additional rules or regulations, but the other is actually "cloaked", and cards that are played there are unable to be attacked or targeted for a full turn after they come into play,  making it the ideal location to place your more sensitive characters or cards that need you to set up a combo.

Final Fantasy XV Gets A Full Game For A Pre-Order Bonus

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If a full-length movie isn't enough to immerse you in the world of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix has announced another way for players to experience the characters and setting beyond the core game. A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is a retro-styled 2D brawler that releases alongside the main installment on September 30.

In North America, the game is an exclusive pre-order bonus at GameStop. [Full disclosure: Game Informer is owned by GameStop] The game is set 30 years before the events of Final Fantasy XV, and stars a young King Regis as he fights an array of iconic monsters.

A King's Tale is coming to PS4 and Xbox One.